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    Senior Member goldfinch's Avatar
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    Assembly question

    Spouse bought a Nashbar flat bar road bike and it was delivered today. I put it together. My question is whether I should trust that the wheel hubs are properly greased. I really dislike mucking with wheel hubs and getting them set just so.

    Same with the headset--should I trust that it is lubed?

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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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    never hurts to check. My new super6 headset was dry and was creaking after a week. Some grease on the cups is all that is needed to battle friction.

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    I would definitely check the wheels.
    I've only bought one set of new wheels.
    The bearings were too tight and they used a MINIMAL amount of grease IMO.

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    My older son bought a Nashbar Hounder single speed bike a bit over a year ago. I opened up the rear hub to check the amount of grease and discovered some metal shavings near the bearings. Ended up cleaning and repacking the front and rear hubs as well as the headset. Better to get your hands dirty now.

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    Ah poo. You guys are right. I'll check the wheels and headset.

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    My Hounder was pretty dry and crusty when it came out of the box, and the cones were just a bit too tight. I took off the freewheel and oiled it with Phil Wood, and then put lots of grease under the seals. Did the same with headset, pedals, seat post, braze on screws and brake cables/housing. Still working great after a couple years.
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